Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings announced a milestone in Netflix viewing, writing on his Facebook page that the company’s customers watched a record 1 billion hours of movies and TV shows online during June, Bloomberg reports.
In January, Netflix had said that online viewing during the final three months of 2011 equaled more than 2 billion hours. A spokesman for Netflix declined to provide the previous record.
New content will drive viewing even higher, Hastings wrote on his Facebook page. “When ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Arrested Development’ debut, we’ll blow these records away,” Hastings wrote.